Newcastle United - REVEALED: Toon snubbed 17m Johnson move
UK time is: 20:23:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

REVEALED: Toon snubbed 17m Johnson move

Newcastle United turned down the opportunity to sign Glen Johnson - Liverpool's newest recruit, valued at 17 million; who could have been snapped up for only 4 million from Chelsea in 2007.

It is has now emerged that while on loan at Portsmouth, who subsequently signed the highly-rated right-back, Newcastle United were offered the chance to sign the player by Chelsea.

After making a 4 million switch to Pompey, the player has become a fixture in the England squad and is rated as one of the brightest prospects in English football.

As United face more and more problems at the back, one may wonder why the club never seem to make right choices in the transfer market.

As Johnson makes his coveted move to Merseyside, the Toon will surely look on and lament another shambolic decision.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mehzeb Chowdhury Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 16 2009

Time: 11:28AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Typical us! Miss out on Rossi and Johnson who f*****g next!
Welsh magpie
Report Abuse
16/06/2009 12:26:00

He's not that good, so dont worry. He's great going forward but he just cannot defend.
JT_daniel
Report Abuse
16/06/2009 12:27:00

That saying, you did miss a good player. Sorry to rub it in. :-(
JT_daniel
Report Abuse
16/06/2009 12:37:00

I know a few reports are on here about snubbing this player or that player. We don't know what happened, we may have bid and been turned down by the player. Mistakes have been made. We should not dwindle on past mistakes and look forward to the future. Come on the Mags
sfosteruk
Report Abuse
16/06/2009 13:35:00

I have to agree with sfosteruk, stop looking at mistakes in the past and move forward... We've all seen good players come and go, look at Owen he was world class at liverpool ( he was made for liverpool ) since leaving he has not been able to perform anywhere near his potential so what says Johnson could perform for Newcastle?
xpertweb.co.uk
Report Abuse
16/06/2009 13:48:00

If he'd signed for the toon he's have been distinctly average just like the resto of them. You need to have 11 players playing with passion and we didn't have anywhere near that. We just had alot of players who couldnt give a monkeys about the club. Most of them want selling or sacking, however we're running out of time in the transfer market.
geordie_mark
Report Abuse
19/06/2009 11:36:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

NUFC Influx On The Way (Sunday July 5 2015)

Five Newcastle Fixture Changes (Friday July 3 2015)

Cabella Heading To Marseille (Thursday July 2 2015)

An Ameobi Update (Wednesday July 1 2015)

Transfer D-Day At Newcastle? (Wednesday July 1 2015)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. BLACKBOB 25
2. daftladguy 15
3. Toon_NoMatterWot 15
4. vin1892 11
5. Bruce68 9
6. keggy_keagal 8
7. The Owl 8
8. Harry's Boy 7
9. VitalToon 7
10. billybobcat 6

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Remy Linked to move to Turkish Club
Chelsea : 05/07/2015 17:46:01
NUFC Influx On The Way
Newcastle : 05/07/2015 17:32:01
Breaking The British Transfer Record?
Man City : 05/07/2015 16:36:01
Hammers Reject Set for Greek Football
West Ham : 05/07/2015 16:30:00
Costa Warms-Up in Kuwait 5-a-side Tournament
Chelsea : 05/07/2015 16:18:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

West Ham MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Krul 6%
Janmaat 3%
Williamson 1%
Coloccini 0%
Dummett 0%
Anita 20%
Colback 1%
Sissoko 3%
Riviere 1%
Gutierrez 65%
Cisse 0%
Sub - Gouffran 0%